Rocklands Development Association

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Rocklands Development Association

Post by RocklandsDevelopment » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:22 pm

Hi to all climbers,

We are in the process of establishing an NGO that will have the mission to serve as “Patrons for Rocklands”.
We would like to involve as many of you as possible. To make the process of founding the organization as transparent and successful as possible.

As you know, there has been too little concerted effort in the last 20 years to limit the impact of climbing in Rocklands. Very few changes have also occurred for the poor local community. We believe the climbing community possess a general social obligation for human betterment and the responsibility to protect the environments we frequent.

Principal objects of the organization are:

To help create a sustainable scene for the sport of Rock Climbing within Rocklands
Work to build capacity through social enterprise projects in the communities that climbers visit
Contributing to the socio-economic upliftment and job creation

Ancillary objects are:

Generally, support, the sustainable commodification, and management of natural and cultural heritage;
To facilitate technical skill and knowledge interchange by creating community development where appropriate;
Eliminate as far as possible all forms of discrimination that hinder access to participation in rock climbing by the local community;
Reduce climbing impact on natural and cultural resources within the climbing environment;
Raise awareness about climber responsibility towards conserving the climbing environment;
Co-operate with any bodies regarding the promotion and public recognition of ethical rock climbing in Rocklands;
Incorporate and bring about volunteer/pro bono services that support the objectives contained in this constitution;
Work with individuals and organizations to raise funds for the pursuance of the objectives contained in this constitution;
Liaise and affiliate with other compatible organizations; and
Initiate effective succession planning to strengthen the leadership within Rocklands.

Please see the attached link for the full draft constitution. ... sp=sharing

If you have any suggestions, questions or would like to become involved in the project please send us an e-mail at We aim to launch the organization during the climbing season in 2017. The invitation for the founding meeting will be published in advance to ensure maximum participation.

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Re: Rocklands Development Association

Post by Logic » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:46 pm

Great initiative!

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Re: Rocklands Development Association

Post by TeeMee » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:55 pm

Sounds great! Are you looking for full-time members/employees/helpers?

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